Chandler man arrested following head-on wreck that killed couple, unborn baby

Man charged following fatal wreck in Chandler

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Chandler man, woman and unborn baby have died and a Chandler man is in jail following a head-on wreck early Sunday.

According to a DPS report, Leanna Hester, 23, died at the scene, which was on FM 315, about one-tenth of a mile south of Coffee City. Blake Stanford was Hester’s passenger and his mother, Stephanie Seal-Pickett, said her son died on Sunday night in a Tyler hospital. Seal-Pickett also said Stanford and Hester were in a relationship and Hester was eight months pregnant with their son.

According to the preliminary report, Brandon Collins, 20, was driving a 2015 Chevy pickup south on FM 315 and crossed into the northbound lane, and struck the family’s 2000 Dodge Neon head-on.

VIDEO: Head-on collision kills Chandler woman, sends other driver to jail
VIDEO: Head-on collision kills Chandler woman, sends other driver to jail

Stanford, 24, of Chandler, was treated at a Tyler hospital with serious injuries before he died.

Collins was treated for injuries at an Athens hospital and then arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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